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  • It is one thing to know that years of football will make it harder for an athlete to bend down and pick up his child when the athlete is forty.

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  • When one row on one side blows air at a higher pressure than the other it causes the airflow over the trailing edge on that side to bend up or down, in exactly the way that an aileron would, and the plane rolls accordingly.

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  • As sea level rises, the weight on one end increases, causing the plank to bend — so pressure goes up at the end but down in the middle where the plank bends upward (see sketch above).

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  • Tobias Seidl at the University of Zurich says that's because nobody thought fast-moving ants were smart enough to bend and stretch their way under low-hanging obstacles without first slowing down to check them out.

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  • This web of well-intended federal rules predictably slows down the process of recovery as local officials seek a way to bend the general rules to meet their unique circumstances on the ground.

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